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Harnessing the Power of Seeds

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, In : Announcements 
How well we take care of our bodies and our skin definitely shows. Our bodies, including our skin, deserve a boost. That's why I'm committed to always check the ingredients list of anything I put on my skin.

Avon True developed the all-new Avon True Nutra Effects with active ingredients that were derived from the goodness of nature. With Chia Seed's omega-3 and antioxidant properties, two skincare lines were created -- MATTIFYING and HYDRA-BOOST.  


The MATTIFYING line (combination to oily ski...
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Sun Protection that is Eres Tu

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, July 7, 2017,
If there's one thing I miss on my pregnancy, it's the luminous skin it temporarily gave me. Now, not only is my skin back on being unpredictable, I now have to worry about early signs of aging due to well, my age! Just as I was researching what I need to get my skin back in its younger condition, Eres Tu sent a few of their sun protection products as it arrived Manila through Watsons. And as I always say, sun protection is the one thing you can't skip when it comes to skincare!

Thanks for this...

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Kanebo Cosmetics Launch

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, October 31, 2016, In : Announcements 
Kanebo. Everyone seems to know this brand but little do we know that it's actually a global cosmetics umbrella that brought us favorite brands such as Lunasol, Impress and Kate. They have recently launched Kanebo as a brand itself just this year January in Japan and just last week in Manila at Shangri La Fort.





Kanebo wants to offer us women a new kind of prestige  natural, realistic but brilliant. Relatable but of refined quality. And this character definitely shows in the makeup and skinca...

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International Press Shopping Day

Posted by Dior Co on Saturday, September 17, 2016, In : Reviews 
Why would you choose a similar shade of lipstick worth thousands over a tube of the same shade that's just a hundred bucks? I understand the lure of just getting a “dupe” instead of a more expensive brand, but if you’re anything like me who finds joy in all things pretty, splurging makes sense. Not only does the chic packaging gets me sold, but the peace of mind that comes with having the best ingredients and pigments be applied on my face is worth the extra cash out.

A few weeks ago, L...
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Pond's Institute Opens Its Doors in Manila

Posted by Dior Co on Sunday, February 14, 2016, In : Announcements 
Unlike the last millenium, the human skin cannot adapt on its own in the world we live in today. With our polluted environment and harsh climate conditions, we need an expert solution to help our skin cope with and thrive in these changing times. Skin damage is something that you can’t really escape!

This 2016, the Pond’s Institute finally opens its doors in Manila, a house where beauty and science meetFrom Tokyo, Madrid, New York, and Shanghai, the no. 1 face care brand in the Philippi...
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Shade Adjusting Drops

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, In : Reviews 
I probably own a more than ten bottles of liquid foundation due to the fact that they come in different textures, coverages and shades. For someone whose skintone seems to change on a weekly basis, I have to own a lot to match my skin. It's pricey on the pockets and messy on the beauty shelf! But now, thanks to the revolutionary product of The Body Shop, we now can adjust the shade of our foundation with their Shade Adjusting Drops.

The only products every woman should own to get their perfect...

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New from Beautique

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, January 14, 2016, In : Reviews 
Last month, I had the pleasure of receiving a package from the new beauty online shop Beautique. Upon opening the package, I was delighted to see that their products are like no other. Beautique is your premiere web store for innovative skincare and anti-aging products, designed for women looking for beauty solutions at the convenience of their own home. I put off writing reviews on these as I know I'll be exposing myself to harsh elements for the duration of our holiday winter trip in Japan ...
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Céleteque DermoCosmetics

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, In : Reviews 
As I age, I'm inclined to obsess more about skincare now than makeup. But a fusion of both at a reasonable price? Why not! Céleteque Dermo, the trusted brand for cutting-edge skincare technology, recently launched their first ever line of cosmetics for every sensible and hardworking Filipina.

After the brand has established itself as a skincare staple—in countless women’s beauty regimen, with its extensive, customized and expert line of dermatologist-tested, hypoallergenic, and clinical...
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My Wedding Beauty Look

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, In : Works 
It's been two months since my wedding day and until this day, I still get a lot of inquiries on the makeup I used on myself that day. So I thought of just posting it here in my blog.

Yes, I did my own makeup on my wedding day not because I don't trust the talent of other makeup artists but because I'm just more comfortable in the way I do my own makeup. 



For my bridal makeup, I opted for a soft look with some definition without altering anything. As I always do on almost all my brides, I just e...
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Pixi Beauty's Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, May 8, 2015, In : Reviews 
Spring into summer with Pixi's Spring/Summer 2015 collection, consisting of everything a girl needs for the season.


Brow Powder Palette

This palette of 6 brow powders + applicator makes it easy to perfectly shape brows. With six matte shades to mix and match, this palette lets you customize your perfect brow colour no matter what your hair colour or skin shade is. If you are a brunette, match your hair colour. If you have blonde hair for summer, go with the lightest brown shade in the palette....
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POPs of Colour

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, February 16, 2015, In : Reviews 
Though a fan of natural makeup, I still have those days when I'm in the mood for a bit of unexpected pops of colour. My daily makeup kit has tons of neutral colours, but I do have a stash of neons and brights for editorials and high fashion shoots that require them. So when I received an invite from Glamourbox for the launching of yet another interesting makeup brand, Pop Cosmetics, I knew these would go directly to what I call my "fun makeup kit".


These customized sweet treats in the form of...

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Goodbye to Tired Eyes

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, September 29, 2014, In : Reviews 
For someone who has been an insomniac for about 10 years now, my eyes are seriously exhausted. I'm no skincare junkie but when it comes to the latest eye creams or products, I'm always first to queue for them! Just this week, I excitedly opened a package from The Body Shop that are all eye products aimed to restore tired eyes — from brightening the eye area to blurring fine eye lines to making them more awake.

Here's what I've got to say about them:

Drops of Youth Eye Concentrate


This unique ...
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BYS Pro Makeup Line

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, September 19, 2014, In : Reviews 
It's been quite a while since we last heard from BYS cosmetics. Now we know why — they've been cooking up something truly special for us! Introducing the BYS Pro Makeup line:



Among the new products recently rolled out to BYS’ 120 outlets throughout the Philippines in SM and Watson’s stores were foundation primers and other variants. These new and advanced items went through intensive R&D to ensure effectivity while purposively retailed at only at a fraction of the cost of better-known br...

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Event: Colour Collection x Sample Room Event

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, March 7, 2014, In : Events 
Last Saturday, I was invited by one of the country's pioneer beauty bloggers and Sample Room's founder Sophie Uy to attend Colour Collection's event in partnership with Sample Room.

It was a workday for me. I had back-to-back makeup jobs that day and I squeezed in this event to my schedule because I really felt guilty for always having to say no to press event invites since the year started. And also, I miss and wanted to see my fellow beauty bloggers who share the same love I have for beauty,...
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That Hollywood Glow

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, February 28, 2014, In : Reviews 
Having a profession in the beauty industry, it is expected that I have a shelf-full of beauty products. You name it, from bottles on skincare to makeup palettes to boxes of haircoloring kits. But one thing you can't find would be facial masks. I just think that the results aren't worth their price tags and I always prefer having facials professionally done at my brother's derma clinic. However, I was introduced to a certain mask that might just have changed my mind.

Late last year, a very dear...

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My Top 5 Picks: Timeproof Makeup

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, January 31, 2014, In : Reviews 
Hello ladies! First and foremost, happy new year! Sorry for the late greeting and for the lack of blog entries as my December and January had been fully-booked with weddings and other makeup jobs. But I'm back and I'm introducing a new segment "My Top 5 Picks." Every month, I will be posting my favorite five items on a certain category. Today, it's going to be all about the best long-lasting makeup in the market today. All tried and tested by me.

1. Guerlain Tenue de Perfection Foundation (P3...

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Relaunch of Ellana Minerals

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, November 25, 2013, In : Reviews 
Do you remember the advent of mineral makeup about 8 years ago? When almost everyone shifted to using mineral formulation? I was one of those girls who dove into the fad and one of the first mineral makeup I've tried was Ellana Minerals. However, I stopped seeing it in stores and was forced to find my needs in Philosophy cosmetics. I've always wondered what happened to Ellana, until I got an invite to their relaunch last week. And I couldn't be more excited that the local Proudly Pinoy brand ...
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The Gift of Expert Skincare

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, November 4, 2013, In : Announcements 
When do you usually start feeling the holiday spirit? As early as September, malls already play holiday songs reminding us that Christmas is just around the corner. But for me, what really makes me start feeling it would be the limited edition holiday beauty sets on the shelves!

Who wouldn't be excited? Holiday kits usually have items that are limited edition, if not all, and they usually are value for money. Plus, no more need for gift wrappers as they all usually come in beautiful holiday ...

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Push & Pop Party

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, October 31, 2013, In : Events 
When you're nearing your 30's, the word party doesn't really trigger excitement anymore like it used to in your teens. Now, it just meant loud music and claustrophobia that leads to exhaustion and an excuse to leave before midnight -- just when the party is about to start. So it's refreshing to attend a party that starts at dinner time, with a few people to chat with in an intimate setting.

That's exactly what my Wednesday night was at the Benefit Push & Pop Party -- a night of catching up wit...

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Winners of ZA BBeautiful Contest

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, In : Announcements 
Thanks to everyone who sent in their entries for the ZA BBeautiful Contest that ran from October 11-20. Here are the five winners with the best answers:


Congratulations winners! I've contacted you via email for details as to how you can claim your prizes.

You've each won a ZA gift bag worth P1710 containing:
1 Total Hydration BB Cream UV White 
1 True White Cleansing Foam 
1 True White Prizmizer 
1 True White Day Protector

ZA's Swap and BBeautiful promo and Half-face Test are still ongoing in all th...
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ZA BBeautiful Contest Alert

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, In : Contests 
It's been quite a while since I've thrown a contest here in my blog. Well that while ends now as I'm announcing a contest happening here in my blog in collaboration with ZA cosmetics!

First off, I'd like to share some good news from ZA. This October 12-31, they have an ongoing Half-face Test in all their stores and you can buy their best-selling ZA Total Hydration BB Cream UV White for half the price! Mechanics below:


I've tried ZA Total Hydration BB Cream UV White and took the half-face test m...

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DermoScience Within Our Reach

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, In : Reviews 
Good morning ladies! My apologies for not posting anything for the longest time. The past few weeks have been very busy. Anyways, I was reintroduced to one of Unilab's brands, Celeteque, at a lunch gathering two weeks ago. I'm familiar with the brand and have been seeing it in dermatologist clinics and recently in department stores but never really used anything in its line except for its Matte Moisturizer, which is the only moisturizer that offers sun protection and finishes off matte. Now w...
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Ready for S/S 2013 with BYS

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, February 7, 2013, In : Reviews 
Just this week, BYS cosmetics invited the press for their Spring/Summer Forecast for 2013. For those of you not familiar with the brand, BYS was developed in Melbourne, Australia and was recently launched in Manila last October 2012. It aims to provide consumers with practical and trendy cosmetics without exorbitant price tags.

Of course, I arrived wearing some BYS cosmetics on my face for the same reason that you wouldn't dare not wear Armani on an Armani Prive fashion show, or at least one o...

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Bloom Cosmetics Make-Over

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, In : Works 
One of Beauty Bar Philippine's top brands, Bloom, had a photo contest on Instagram last month where contestants can post a photo of her and her best friend at their most blooming, and the prize was an exclusive makeup class from me! 


 
 
 
Despite the heavy outpour of the rain and traffic, the winners managed to arrive and had an hour and a half session of pure makeup talk with me. Here are some photos from the makeup class:









The focus was teaching the participants on how to look naturally "bloomin...

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Smashbox Staff Training

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, November 5, 2012, In : Works 
Last month, I had the pleasure to lead the training of Smashbox Philippines' staff at Beauty Bar's newly opened store in Bonifacio High Street. Here are some snapshots from the training:

Training set-up
 
With Girlie, my demo model for the "Perfect Canvass" look

The Beauty Bar staff at work
 
Doing a 15-minute Perfect Canvass look
 
Smashbox believes in perfecting the canvass more than anything else.
 
Last few touches before presenting their models
 
Models with the Daytime Makeup look achieved by using...

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Looking Fresh

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, In : Reviews 
For three straight days now, I've been getting lots of compliments on my skin. At first, I thought it may just have been a good skin day for me, but when day 3 came and kind compliments still kept on coming in, I realized it may be because of the makeup I've been using. 

My brother just came home from the States and took home with him my orders from Sephora and Amazon. Two of the ones I immediately used from the basket are Diorskin Forever Compact Powder Foundation and YSL Rouge Volupte in N...

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Post-Summer Collection from Bobbi Brown

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, September 28, 2012, In : Collection 
Don't you just hate it when summer ends? Or when it's about to? The fact that rainy season starts too soon makes me kind of despondent. There's such few opportunities to wear those sun dresses and bright colors! And that goes with make-up too. I seem to be picking up more of my greys, blacks and dark shades as early as July. 

This year though, Bobbi Brown introduces a collection especially made for that confusing season between summer and autumn. Bobbi’s new Desert Twilight Collection combin...

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Q&A: More on Dark Circles

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, In : Reviews 
Q: Hi Dior! I really have bad "panda" dark circles around my eyes. Even if I pile on concealer, it still shows! I can't cover them completely. None of the concealers I tried work. Help!

A: I've already wrote past entries here and here on this but wow, this seems to be the biggest problem of most of my readers! First, don't despair. I've worked with clients who also have "panda" circles around their eyes and it is possible to conceal them. It may be that you're using the wrong type of concealer...

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It's Still Red and Pink for Fall 2012

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, In : Collection 
Despite my intention to shy away from deep and bold colors, I always seem to end up wearing them on my face. I've experimented and tried pinks, nudes and pastels and I just end up going back to my trusty red lippies. I've recently admitted to myself that I look my best in red and fuchsia (my fresh take on red). You see as years pass by, you'll get over the experimenting phase and finally stick to a signature. And I cannot think of a more fitting shade than red for me, as friends and family wo...
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Katie Holmes for Bobbi Brown

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, September 10, 2012, In : Announcements 
Just last week, Katie Holmes was announced to be the first ever celebrity face of Bobbi Brown. The famous makeup artist who's been around for more than 20 years now said she chose Katie for very specific reasons. Here’s what she had to say:

“Katie Holmes epitomizes the modern ‘Bobbi woman’… I think of her as the modern day Ali McGraw, who I have always admired. She's a classic natural beauty, entrepreneur, and mother. When I met her, I thought she was a natural fit for my brand, and ...

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Combating Pimples

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, July 30, 2012, In : Reviews 
Lately, I've been getting pimples more often. It's quite confusing and disturbing how my skin's getting oilier now that I'm in my mid-twenties. Pimples and blackheads weren't my problem back in my adolescent days. Now they're popping every so often, I've began to change my entire skincare routine to combat them!

I've been having this problem for about two months now and I turned to my dermatologist brother for help. Unlike most dermatologists, he's a minimalist -- he won't prescribe dozens of ...

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Boi-ing: Industrial-Strength Concealer

Posted by Dior Co on Sunday, July 8, 2012, In : Reviews 
For some apparent reason, I'm getting pimples here and there. I blame my poor sleeping habits for these hormonal breakouts! A lot has been in my head lately and work schedules have been erratic.

Thanks for my dermatologist brother, I was prescribed with a good acne treatment to combat these blemishes. More on that in a few weeks when I get to see results. I just got it this week and there's no telling if it's effective. (Always give your skincare products at least two weeks to take effect befo...

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ArtDeco in Beauty Bar

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, May 7, 2012, In : Reviews 
Germany's number one cosmetic brand is back in Manila! Operated for a few years and gone for about two years, ArtDeco is available to us again, but this time, in a more posh home in Beauty Bar. I wasn't really that familiar with the brand; I've just been seeing its ads in our top local glossies for the past few months and I've been curious ever since. So when I got an invite from Beauty Bar to attend their workshop and learn more about the brand, I immediately said yes.





Makeup artist Carmen Re...

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Laneige Perfect Renew Skincare Kit

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, In : Reviews 
I always believe that skincare comes first more than make-up, even if I'm a make-up artist. Nothing is more beautiful than a clean, flawless canvass to start make-up on. To really witness the effectivity of a product, one must wait at lest 4 weeks to see noticeable results. However, skin experts say we should consider changing our skin care regimen every 6 months as our skin gets too accustomed to the active ingredients in cosmetics and somehow gets "immune". Thus, making these products less ...
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Benefit Launches Its Liquid Foundation

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, February 16, 2012, In : Reviews 
It may have been bothering you the same way it bothered me: Why does such a good make-up brand like Benefit not carry a liquid foundation? Well, the answer just came in. Benefit has recently launched its newest addition to their super fun make-up line Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow! Out in the public just last week in the US, Benefit's first ever liquid foundation is going to be available to us in Manila in April. I was lucky to have been invited to attend Benefit's Grand Launch last week as Maggi...
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Q&A: Waking Up with Pillow Creases

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, In : Tips 
Q: I always wake up with pillow creases on my face. What's the fastest way to remove and smooth them away?

A: Splash warm water on your skin, then massage in a moisturizer. Skin cells contain fluid that acts as a cushion to keep the skin plump. When you're lying with your face smushed into a pillow for eight hours, that fluid seeps out of cells and is absorbed by your body. This leads to creases! Once you get out of bed, skin cells will gradually plump up with fluid. The warm water speeds this...

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Fall 2011 Top 10 Beauty Trends

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, October 27, 2011, In : Trend Reports 
Crackle nail polish; orange eyeshadow; hair feathers. The beauty trends of spring and summer were audacious, bohemian, and sometimes, downright insane.

Luckily, for our beauty sanity, the trends for this fall are way more understated. Models on runways were rocking modern takes on classic looks with bold brows, skin-flattering lip colors, and barely there foundation. Here are 10 makeup looks from Fall 2011 Fashion Week that will help you tiptoe into the new season.

1. Handsome Beauty
Fall's ...
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Blush To Flatter

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, July 18, 2011, In : Tips 
Q: I'm not comfortable wearing too much make-up on and I only like to put on blush and nothing else. Do you think blush is enough to enhance my face? Can you please give me tips on how to enhance my features with just blush?

A: Expertly applied blush can shape and define your face, creating the illusion of cheekbones that don't exist—and it's easier to do than you think.

To thin a round face: Start your blush at the apples, then brush it along the cheekbones all the way up to the temple...

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Bloody Make-up

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, June 23, 2011, In : Collection 

Hungry for fresh blood? Just in time. Tarte's new True Blood collaboration with HBO should satiate your appetite just in time for True Blood's 4th season. The three-piece line will be launched on June 27 and will be available in Sephora. Unsurprisingly sanguine, the collection features a special sparkling cherry cheek stain, a mint-infused iridescent red Lip Surgence pencil for that just-bitten stain and a limited edition palette packed with 17 eye shadows, a full-size emphasEYES Aqua-Gel Eye...

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The Perfect Tinted Sunblock

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, In : Reviews 
“If there’s one beauty product you can’t live without, what would it be?” This seems to be the worst question any beauty junkie can ever be asked of, but to me it isn’t. My clients always ask what skincare routine they should follow to achieve good skin. Once I start with my speech, they stop me right there and then to say, “but I’m too tamad for all that.” So I tell them, “skip all of that if you must, but never ever ditch your sunblock.”

So for someone who cannot live wi...

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The 1st Unretouched Make-up Ad

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, March 17, 2011, In : Announcements 


"You're looking at the first unretouched makeup ad", reads this ad for Makeup For Ever's HD High Definition foundation. The first of the Make Up For Ever unretouched ads, which appeared in U.S. magazines this week, shows a model holding up a camera to take a photograph of herself.

Given that most foundation ads are airbrushed to perfection, we usually take claims of flawless skin with a pinch of salt. So the beauty brand's decision to publish the world's first unretouched make-up campaign is ...

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Dare to Go Bare

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, January 21, 2011, In : News 
Do you have those days when you just feel so lazy to put make-up on? Don't get me wrong, I love—live—for beauty products and truly believe that every women can benefit from a little makeup. But can't I have a day off? As a make-up artist, I'm really not allowed to, but I would love to go out on a Saturday and just let my skin breathe.

Turns out, there's only a minority of women who can relate with me. According to a recent Superdrug study, one out of three women wears makeup whenever she...

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Q&A: Make-up Breather

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, In : Tips 
Q: I wear makeup everyday. Do I need to take a break from makeup and let my face breathe?

A: If there are no signs of skin sensitivity such as breakouts or redness, then you can continue to wear your makeup daily. Just make sure to remove your makeup every night before hopping into bed to get rid of any bacteria that could clog pores or cause irritation. This also allows your skin to optimally regenerate. Try Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil (₱1,800 - ₱4,800 in Rustan's and Shu Uemura Powerplant),...

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Supernatural Make-up

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, In : Reviews 
I have been wanting to jump on the mineral make-up bandwagon for years but I just had too many make-up in my arsenal, I needed to fight the temptation for another make-up spree. However, while "researching" on new beauty products at Beauty Bar last month, I happen to try The Supernatural Airbrushed Canvas. It promised airbrush finish and that got me interested. The temptation was too strong, I needed to get myself one!


 
What it is according to Philosophy: A sheer, multi-tasking 4-in-1 high-pi...

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How to Wear Highlighter

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, January 11, 2011,
The runways reported Spring beauty trends for 2011 to be all about metallics. However, since we're in a country with high humidity, I doubt that it would look flattering on everyone especially on those with oily skin. The best compromise -- a bit of highlighter. So here I offer some advice on how to pull off shimmering highlighter without looking like you were soaked in grease. 

1. Let skin glow. For a subtle sheen, mix a pea-size drop of highlighter with foundation in your palm before applyin...

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2011 Beauty Resolutions

Posted by Dior Co on Sunday, January 2, 2011, In : Tips 
What I love the most about new year? It's the only time when you're allowed to push the reset button and go for a fresh start, a new beginning. I know though from 20+ new years that it's pretty difficult to stick to habit changes. So let's just have a deal, pick one from the 8 beauty resolutions I listed below and stick to it (I don't want to hear the word try; that just allows the self to fail), and I promise you that by the time 2011 is almost over, you'll be seeing great beauty benefits ev...
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Beauty Diet: What Supplements to Take

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, In : Reviews 
There are loads of oral beauty supplements (dermaceuticals/nutraceuticals) out there that promise to make you healthier and more beautiful. I dove into research and even talked to top dermatologists to find the few worth popping. Here are the top five beauty supplements I highly recommend in conjunction with the beauty diet:

1. Sun Protection 
Aside from daily use of a broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen, boost your UV protection all year by taking an antioxidant supplement such as Heliocare. New r...

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Relax Your Way To Radiance

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, October 18, 2010, In : Announcements 
This just in from Twangoo: 40% off House of Obagi's 60-minute signature facial!  
Avail of this limited time promo for only ₱2,100 (from ₱3,500) and save ₱1,400!

"In today's modern world our skin is exposed to many harsh elements. Pollution, UV rays, drying air-con, and sweaty humidity, all take their toll and can leave your skin looking damaged and tired. So today Twangoo are offering you a chance to brighten and rejuvenate your skin at the famous House of Obagi.

Obagi's Signature Facial ...

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Nars Holiday Collection 2010

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, October 15, 2010, In : Collection 
For the holidays, it’s nice to see something almost traditional — with lots of golds, silvers, berries and plums — from such an untraditional brand. Nars cosmetics just came out with their Holiday Collection 2010 today. The colors are just the right hues I'm looking for to use this coming December, many of them shimmery and saturated but not heavy or foreboding. Francois usually likes to throw in a few quirky shades, but this time he shows some restraint to tell a tightly woven color st...
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Kleenex Oil Blotter

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, October 15, 2010, In : Reviews 
Remember when you were still in highschool and make-up seemed to be the last thing in your head? When your kikay kit consisted only of a comb, toothbrush & toothpaste and an oil blotter? The most popular vanity product back in the early 2000 (when tweens still didn't find the need to save up for make-up unlike kids nowadays) was the oil blotter. Most of my classmates passed on a packet, sharing one film after another to their entire barkada. The only manufacturer of oil blotters was Clean & C...
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"Be Healthy, Look Healthy" Contest

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, October 14, 2010, In : Contests 
 


How to join and qualify:

1. Log on to Facebook.

2. "Like”, and "share" this blogsite. 
Like and share buttons are just below the website header and above the latest blog entry.
 
3. Share the promo photo of this contest from Dior Co Make-up Artistry facebook fanpage on your facebook wall and tag at least 5 friends. 

4. Post your answer to this question on Dior Co Make-up Artistry's facebook wall:

WHAT DO YOU DO TO ACHIEVE AND MAINTAIN GOOD HEALTH FOR THE SAKE OF BEAUTY?

Sample entry: "I drink as m...

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Make-up for Non-pro Photos

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, October 11, 2010, In : Tips 
This is a blog post on how to apply makeup for non-professional photographs (i.e. those being taken with a standard point-and-shoot camera and flash, without any set lighting.)



Do you have a special occasion to attend, a big night out coming up or simply an event where your photos will be taken? Want look great in person and on film? It can be done! 

1Start by creating a camera-friendly canvasExfoliate the face to remove any dry, flaky skin; then, tone and moisturize to create a smooth base...


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No More Trial & Error

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, In : Tips 
When I was still in gradeschool dealing with Mathematics, trial and error has always been part of the learning process to solve a certain equation. When I stepped into college, certain philosophical studies say that experience is the best way for us human beings to learn. And even after finishing school, I've had a few mishaps that could've turned to regret if I didn't convince myself that I should just "charge it to experience". 

Lucky for us ladies, when it comes to beauty choices, there a...

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Are You Photo-ready?

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, September 23, 2010, In : Reviews 
As promised in my last blog post on HD make-up, I'll be recommending an HD make-up worth investing in. The only HD make-up I ever trusted was Makeup For Ever for its Invisible Cover Foundation and Microfinishing Powder. However lately, I've been hearing a lot of good word about Revlon's PhotoReady Make-up, particularly its liquid foundation. The said product promises to give a poreless, airbrushed skin with its photochromatic pigments that bend and reflect light to erase every flaw. While at ...
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Your Face in HD

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, September 23, 2010, In : News 
With the dawn of HD (high definition) technology, it seems that everything else needs to work twice as hard. Newer, high-definition TV sets can project larger images with 5 times the resolution of analog versions. So everything from wardrobe malfunctions to the care instructions on a host’s outfit will air in much more vivid detail. With this in mind, almost all cosmetic companies followed suit and added HD make-up in their product lines. 

What is HD make-up?

HD make-up erases any crease, w...

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Fall 2010 Top 10 Beauty Trends

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, In : Trend Reports 
While New York and Paris are busy showing off Spring 2011's trends, let's take a look on what really matters: beauty trends that's hot now. This Ber months of 2010, try a trend or two... or maybe all! You've got until next year's Valentine's to pull these trends off.


 
1. Bright Lips
You can skip the heavy blush and eyeshadow this fall—all you need is a tube of traffic-stopping
bright lipstick. For precision and stay-put color, fill in your lips with a matching liner and layer lipstick on top....
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Charcoal on Your Face

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, September 2, 2010, In : Reviews 
I'm not one who's picky on cleansers as I feel they all just do one thing: to cleanse. I feel that cleansers have no other benefits but to cleanse and the ingredients aren't so important as you wash them away anyways as compared to lotions or serums that is left on your skin. But upon seeing Pond's Pure White Deep Cleansing Facial Foam with Activated Charcoal, I knew I needed to get myself one. Activated carbon, also called activated charcoal, is a form of carbon that has been processed to ma...
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The Magic Brush

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, August 31, 2010, In : Reviews 

As a make-up artist, it is a must that I offer airbrush make-up to my clients. But if you only use make-up for personal use, it might not be practical to get yourself an airbrush gun and kit. So how do you get that airbrush finish without spending tens of thousands? The answer: the stippling brush. Much like a high quality photo, the more dots per-inch (dpi), the better the pictures look. This is the basic fundamental concept of airbrushing, and also applies to stippling. 

Popularized by MAC c...

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Make-up for Glasses Wearers

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, May 24, 2010, In : Tips 


Glasses and makeup altogether tends to be a bit of a tricky topic. I don't have the perfect 20/20 vision but my eyes only need some help when reading small-script texts. As for those who need to where glasses and even for contact lens wearers (you girls still need to give your eyes a rest from those miracle lenses!), glasses can either make your eyes look bigger or smaller, depending on your lens. For example, those who are near-sighted have glass lenses that tend to make their eyes look smal...

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Summer-Proof Your Make-up

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, In : Tips 
summerproof_main.jpgMakeup is meant for your face—but keeping it there gets a lot harder once summer hits. Here are some helpful tips on how to stop the stuff from melting into your Pimms cup when the mercury rises.
 
Prime.
 Primers are lightweight, so you won't feel the extra layer on your skin, but you will notice that your base and blush last much longer. After you've washed and moisturized your face, smooth on a pea-size drop of oil-free makeup primer (such as Laura Mercier Oil-free Foundation Primer). [Avai...

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L’Occitane Make-up

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, April 20, 2010,

























 A ton of buzz has preceded its arrival, and now the official launch of L’Occitane’s first ever makeup range is finally upon us: The brand’s new Peony cosmetics line, which was designed with the help of renowned French horticulturist Jean-Luc Rivière—who has bred and cultivated over 160 varieties of multi-petaled blooms—just launched this month. Natural peony extracts add a fragrant aroma and a softening property to the colorful array of lipsticks, Liquid Shine glosses, face color ...

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Sandra Bullock: Best of Oscars 2010

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, March 8, 2010, In : Celebrities 

Days before the Academy Awards, critics were saying Sandra Bullock had a very odd chance of winning the Oscar. Well, the actress didn't think so as she came in the show red-carpet ready, prepped with Best Actress-caliber beauty by Glam Squad headed by celebrity makeup artist Angela Levin for Chanel Beauty and hairstylist Adir Abergel for Frédéric Fekkai.

Sandra looked absolutely deserving of the award she took home with her modern-classy Hollywood makeup: dewy skin, soft eyes, and a bold red...


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Vajacial, Anyone?

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, February 15, 2010, In : News 
Have you ever thought, "My life would be so much better if only there were a facial for my crotch"? Me neither, but San Francisco's Stript Wax Bar is introducing the Vajacial. Suggested for women who get Brazilian waxes, the trademarked treatment aims to do for your ladybits what a facial does for your face. "We developed the Vajacial to really address and treat the key needs of anyone who gets waxed," Stript owner Katherine Goldman said in a press release. "Your 'little lady' will thank us!"...
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Stay... Don't Stray

Posted by Dior Co on Sunday, January 24, 2010, In : Reviews 

I’ve never been much of an eye shadow wearer, as I have a highly pigmented upper eye lid. This is both a good and bad thing; the medium color gives off the illusion of permanent makeup, which I don’t mind, but if I dabble in azure and emerald shadows, they never show up quite as true as I’d like. If you share my pain—or suffer from another common eye shadow affliction (e.g., its tendency to fade)—Benefit has a solution. Its new Stay Don't Stray primer uses sodium hyaluronate to hydr...


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All That Vibrates

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, January 21, 2010, In : Reviews 

Heard of vibrating mascara wands like that of Maybelline's Pulse Perfection and Estee Lauder's TurboLash? How about the vibrating Neutrogena Wave facial scrub? Yes?? Well here's the newest addition to your vibrating beauty tools: the vibrating powder foundation. 

Before 2009 ended, Lancôme added it's newest product to it's Ôscillation line -- the Ôscillation powder foundation. As the 1st micro-vibrating mineral foundation, this technology is said to give pixel-precise complexion result with...

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Guerlain’s New Météorites

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, In : Reviews 
When Guerlain launched its Météorites collection way back in 1987, it revolutionized the practice of applying powder. Run-of-the-mill pressed powders in a range of nude colors were replaced by colorful cardboard boxes filled with luminescent balls in skin-correcting shades, allegedly inspired by Marie Antoinette’s own makeup arsenal. For spring, the brand has reformulated the popular product and relaunched it in a newly designed, marbleized compact. You still get the subtle violet scent f...
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Etude House Launched Its Way to Manila

Posted by Dior Co on Sunday, December 27, 2009, In : News 
Etude House, a cosmetics retail brand that successfully marked itself in Asia, has finally landed in Manila. Founded in Korea in 2005, Etude is finally available locally as it launched its first store on December 20, 2009 in SM Mega Mall A -- the most recently opened branch following its successful expansion in Thailand, Taiwan and Indonesia. The brand differentiates itself from other cosmetic names as it proclaims itself as "a total beauty solution shop as if conceived from a fairytale, rese...
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Twilight Make-up Collection

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, December 7, 2009, In : Collection 

Back in the day, Interview with the Vampire was one of my fave movies while Buffy the Vampire Slayer became an obsession of most. But I must admit that I came to theTwilight saga a little later than most.  And while I can’t claim that I read the books, there is no denying that most (especially girls) found a certain addictive quality to them. Last week, I myself devoured New Moon, the second of the Twilight Saga series, the movie.

There's no surprise that most companies are making the most o...


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Michael Kors Does Make-up

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, November 3, 2009, In : News 


Michael Kors is the latest designer to embrace the world of color cosmetics. The Project Runway judge has inked a deal with Estée Lauder to bring his "Very Hollywood" concept from fragrance to makeup. Scheduled to launch in January, the 19-piece line is awash in beige, corals, pinks, and shimmer. Less about “heavy makeup” than it is about a “sporty glow,” the collection is an homage to a low-key, modern Hollywood glamour that the designer equates with wearing flip-flops and eating gr...


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